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Katepalli Sreenivasan | Abdus Salam and the Politics of the Atomic Bomb in South Asia
September 16, 2016, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Cosponsored by: NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Pakistani Student’s Association
This is a talk by Katepalli Sreenivasan, President and Dean of Engineering at NYU, The Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering.
Katepalli Sreenivasan is President of NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Dean of Engineering, where he also serves as Executive Vice Provost in charge of science and technology. Prior to coming to NYU, he served from 2003 to 2009 as the director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. Earlier, he taught at the University of Maryland as Distinguished University Professor, Glenn L. Martin Professor of Engineering and Professor of Physics, and as the Director of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology. Prior to that, Sreenivasan taught at Yale since 1979 as a faculty member, first in the department of engineering and applied science and subsequently in several other capacities: he was the Harold W. Cheel Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1988-2002) and held joint appointments in the departments of physics, applied physics and mathematics; he was also the chair of the mechanical engineering department (1987-1992) and the acting chairman of the council of engineering (1989). His post-doctoral work included two years in Australia and at the Johns Hopkins University for a similar period of time. He has been a visiting professor at Caltech, Rockefeller University, Cambridge University, and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, among others.